Leicester vs Coventry Championship predictions: Betting tips, odds & team news
Leicester return to the Championship with a tough opening match against local rivals Coventry on Sunday (12pm UK time).
Leicester vs Coventry odds
Leicester’s quest to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking begins with a home tie against last season’s beaten play-off finalists Coventry. The Foxes nine year stay in the top flight finally came to an end in May and new boss Enzo Maresca will be looking to get off to a positive start to the campaign, especially at home.
Coventry, meanwhile, will need to pick themselves up after their penalty defeat to Luton in the play-off final at Wembley and go again, but it won’t be easy without last season’s top goalscorer Viktor Gyokeres, who recently left the club for Sporting. They will be hoping for a much better start to their campaign this time around, after failing to win any of their first seven matches last term (D3, L4).
This will be the first meeting between the local rivals in nine years, with the Foxes getting the better of Coventry in each of the last two matches between them.
Leicester vs Coventry predictions
Leicester vs Coventry: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||@ 9/10 with Unibet|
|Correct Score||Leicester 2-1 Coventry||@ 15/2 with BetGoodwin|
|First Goalscorer||Jamie Vardy||@ 15/4 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Leicester vs Coventry predictions:
- Over 2.5 Goals landed in 63% of Leicester’s league games last term
- Jamie Vardy scored 16 goals in 37 games in his last Championship season
- Leicester scored and conceded 50+ goals last term
- The Foxes are unbeaten in each of their last five matches against Coventry
- Coventry failed to win any of their opening seven matches in 2022/23
Leicester vs Coventry match tip
Seven of Leicester’s last eight home league games have seen over 2.5 goals land, while Coventry have found the back of the net in each of their last six Championship matches (excluding play-offs). The Foxes both scored and conceded 50+ goals in the Premier League last term, while only Leeds (5) and Southampton (7) kept fewer clean sheets than Leicester (7).
Leicester vs Coventry Bet-Builder tip
Leicester are odds on favourites to win this match and Jamie Vardy will be looking to put last season behind him and get back among the goals. Coventry have scored in each of their last six Championship matches (excluding play-offs), while Leicester both scored and conceded 50+ times last term.
Leicester are unbeaten in each of their last five matches against Coventry.
Leicester scored and conceded 50+ goals in the Premier League last season, while Coventry have scored in each of their last six.
Jamie Vardy scored 16 goals in 37 games in his last Championship season.
Leicester vs Coventry team news
Leicester have been busy in the transfer market so far, with new signings Harry Winks, Callum Doyle, Mads Hermansen and Stephy Mavidiyi, who has been given the number 10 shirt after James Maddison’s departure, all looking for a starting place on the opening day. Conor Coady, however will have to wait for his debut after being ruled out.
Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka will all be fighting for a place up front, but defenders Wout Faes and James Justin are both doubts.
Leicester team news
|Conor Coady||Wout Faes
Ellis Simms has the incredibly tough job of replacing Viktor Gykores’ goals in this Coventry side after his recent move from Everton, while exciting young full-back Milan van Ewijk will be chomping at the bit to show what he can do in English football. Callum O’Hare and Fabio Tavares both miss the trip to their local rivals, while new goalkeeper Brad Collins may be thrown straight into the side with Ben Wilson doubtful.
Coventry team news
Milan van Ewijk
Leicester vs Coventry head-to-head record
- 03 Mar 2012 – Leicester 2-0 Coventry – Championship
- 06 Aug 2011 – Coventry 0-1 Leicester – Championship
- 26 Feb 2011 – Leicester 1-1 Coventry – Championship
- 11 Sep 2010 – Coventry 1-1 Leicester – Championship
- 21 Mar 2010 – Leicester 2-2 Coventry – Championship
Leicester are unbeaten in their last five league matches with Coventry (W2, D3), doing the double over the Sky Blues when the sides were last both in the division during the 2011/12 season. Goals from David Nugent and Jermaine Beckford gave the Foxes all three point in the previous meeting, with Coventry finishing the season second bottom.
Leicester vs Coventry Squawka Says
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